Definition of Snoop

1. Noun. A spy who makes uninvited inquiries into the private affairs of others.

Exact synonyms: Snooper
Specialized synonyms: Eavesdropper
Generic synonyms: Spy
Derivative terms: Snoopy



2. Verb. Watch, observe, or inquire secretly.
Exact synonyms: Sleuth, Spy, Stag
Entails: Enquire, Inquire, Investigate
Generic synonyms: Monitor, Supervise
Derivative terms: Sleuth, Sleuthing, Snooper, Spy, Spy, Spying

Definition of Snoop

1. Verb. To be devious and cunning so as not to be seen ¹

2. Verb. To secretly spy on or investigate, especially into the private personal life of others. ¹

3. Noun. The act of snooping ¹

4. Noun. One who snoops ¹

5. Noun. A private detective ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snoop

1. to pry about [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snoop

snoof
snook
snooked
snooker
snooker table
snookered
snookering
snookers
snooking
snooks
snookums
snool
snooled
snooling
snools
snoop (current term)
snoop around
snooped
snooper
snoopers
snoopervision
snoopier
snoopiest
snoopily
snoopiness
snooping
snoops
snoot
snooted
snootful

Literary usage of Snoop

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1. The Semantic Development of Words for "walk, Run" in the Germanic Languges by Roscoe Myrl Ihrig (1916)
"... surly or derisive manner, find fault in a surly manner. 42. SNUFF AROUND, NOSE ABOUT: snoop, SNEAK 42.01. ... NE. colloq. snoop sneak about, nose about, ..."

2. The Bobbsey Twins: Or, Merry Days Indoors and Out by Laura Lee Hope (1904)
"It's snoop! " called out Freddie, who was rushing after his big brother. ... Poor snoop was swinging violently at the end of the ragged tail. ..."

3. The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair by Laura Lee Hope (1922)
""If it was a young skunk that snoop had, you'd have known it long before this. And snoop, never would try to catch a skunk—snoop would know better. ..."

4. Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich by Stephen Leacock (1914)
"He couldn't even understand what Mr. snoop was saying. And when Mr. snoop would stand on the hearth-rug with a cup of tea balanced in his hand, ..."

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